Andrea Dovizioso set the fastest time of the second free practice in Thailand. His teammate Jorge Lorenzo suffered a severe fall. Marc Marquez quickly set off on the track and started setting fast times. He first set a time of 1: 31.904, and soon after that another 1: 31.188, thus consolidating his position in the first place. That time remained unbeaten until the last four minutes of training, when Maverick Vinales set a time of 1: 31.121. Andrea Dovizioso improved his time just after that and took the top spot with 1: 31.090, and this time is still more than a second slower than the time set by Dani Pedrosa in the tests. Before Maquez, Cal Crutchlow managed to break through to third place. Jorge Lorenzo lost control of his motorcycle while braking in the third turn and threw it over it.
The Yamaha factory team racers finished at the top of the first free practice in Thailand. Maverick Vinales was 0,270 seconds faster than teammate Valentino Rossi. The racers quickly started to set times on the new track, Marc Marquez was the first to start setting the fastest times, breaking through to the top of the table with a time of 1: 31.668. The Spaniard remained at the top until the final attempts, when two minutes before the end Maverick Vinales set a time of 1: 31.220 and swung to the top. Immediately after him, Jack Miller broke into second place, but was overtaken only a few moments later by Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso. Marquez, however, finished fifth. Jorge Lorenzo raced after a fall in Aragon and finished seventeenth 1,3 seconds behind leader Vinales. Pos # Motorcycle Racer
Jordi Torres will also replace the injured Tito Rabat in the Avintia team in Thailand this weekend. The rebate, which was injured in Silverstone, will thus miss the third race. In Misano he was replaced by Christophe Ponsson, and in Aragon he was replaced by Torres, who took the last place in the race, but only half a second behind his team rival Simeon. Rabat, who has already left the hospital, wanted to perform in Thailand, but has not yet fully recovered. Torres hopes to take advantage of track knowledge in Thailand, as MotoGP class racers will be racing here for the first time, and Superbike class racers have been competing here for four years in a row. "After a very good experience in Aragon, where I learned a lot and adapted my driving style, it is fantastic that I will be able to compete in Thailand. The racetrack is already doing well.
The extremely popular Race of Champions, which is scheduled to take place on December 14 and 15, has been canceled due to political unrest in the Thai capital Bangkok, and the organizers want to hold the event on a different date. As last year, the event is supposed to take place at the Rajamangala Stadium, which was occupied by protesters. As the violent anti-government protests have already claimed four lives, the organizers of the RoC have decided to cancel the race, in which the best racers in the world will compete in the same race cars. In addition to the four-time Formula One world champion and many other top racers, Felix Baumgartner, who became famous for his parachute jump from the edge of space, is expected to take part in this year's race.
The seven-time Formula One world champion will once again take part in the championship race this year, where he will be fighting for Germany's seventh victory. The German was the first to register for the race and will probably defend the German flag together with Vettl, with whom he has worked well in recent years, as he says: "After last year's successful race, I announced that I will compete in this race this year as well. It will be a very interesting race for me, as I will be fighting for my seventh victory. Together with Sebastian, we form a very competitive team, as we both have only one goal with the visor closed - to reach the goal first. So get ready for the German team. ”The championship race will take place this year between December XNUMX and XNUMX, in the Thai capital Bangkok.